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Denmark wins crown of 'most networked economy'
Wednesday 09 April 2008 18:25:18 by Andrew Ferguson

Usually the UK is viewed as being backward in terms of broadband usage and use of the internet, but it is ahead of Germany and France in the Networked Readiness Index produced by the World Economic Forum.

The index looks at a wide range of factors from 127 countries to produce the final ranking, the data appears to be mainly from 2006 and covers areas such as High-speed monthly broadband subscription cost, laws relating to ICT, E-government readiness index, capacity for innovation and many more areas.

Rank

Country/Economy

Score

1 Denmark 5.78
2 Sweden 5.72
3 Switzerland 5.53
4 United States 5.49
5 Singapore 5.49
6 Finland 5.47
7 Netherlands 5.44
8 Iceland 5.44
9 Korea, Rep. 5.43
10 Norway 5.38
11 Hong Kong SAR 5.31
12 United Kingdom 5.30
13 Canada 5.30
14 Australia 5.28
15 Austria 5.22
Top 15 scores for Networked Readiness Index 2007-2008

Germany scored 5.19 in 16th place, France 5.11 in 21st place, and Ireland was 23rd with 5.02. Italy is a fair way down the table at 41st place with a score of 4.21.

Comments

Posted by CARPETBURN over 9 years ago
quote"The index looks at a wide range of factors from 127 countries to produce the final ranking, the data appears to be mainly from 2006"
Interesting data but considering its as good as 2 years old i imagine its not that accurate now, with plenty in that list either dropping down the pecking order or going up it. As examples Canada with regards to cable connections and france with regards to higher speed connections have had a fair bit done over the past year or so.
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